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About Salmān al-Fārasi


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ʿAbdullāh bin Siwar narrated that Salmān al-Fārasi raDiy-Allahu-anhu.gif Allah be pleased with him, once had the intention to betroth a woman from the tribe of Bani Laith, and he took Abu Ddardā' raDiy-Allahu-anhu.gif with him to ask for her hand in marriage on his behalf. When they arrived to that family's house, Salmān waited outside, and Abu Ddardā' sought permission and entered to speak to her father.

Abu Ddardā,' spoke highly of his friend Salmān al-Fārisi, his illustrious qualities; his early acceptance of Islam and his lofty companionship of Allah's messenger ﷺ upon whom be peace. Abu Ddardā' then informed the family of Salmān's intention. The girl's father replied: "We will not give our daughter in marriage to Salmān, but should it be your wish, we will be honored to give her hand to you in marriage!'" Abu Ddardā' felt favored and honored to accept the offer, and sometimes later, and under the circumstances of the moment, he only came out of the house hours later being married to the girl.

When Abu Ddardā' came out of the house, he said to Salmān: "Something else happened here today, and I am ashamed to tell you about it!" Salmān asked: "What is it and why where you there so long?" When Abu Ddardā' told him the story, Salmān congratulated him and remarked: "I am the one who should be ashamed of himself before you my brother, and for seeking to betroth a woman Allah has destined her to be your wife!

From "The Beauty of the Righteous and Ranks Of The Elite"
(Hilyat-ul Awliya Wa Tabaqāqt al-Asfiya); Philadelphia, 1995



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